Spikes. Floral prints. Bright pink. It was an interesting night at the Met Gala in New York, where models, actors and musicians mixed with fashion designers and socialites at the annual ball.
Co-chaired by Vogue’s Anna Wintour, Rooney Mara, Lauren Santo Domingo and Riccardo Tisci, the gala’s theme was Punk Couture, in honour of the Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum. Here are our favourite and not-so favourite looks from the night.
Better than Punky Brewster
Okay, Punky Brewster may not be the definitive punk icon…but these guests got the memo to go punk and did it well.
South Asian design spotting
Giuliana Rancic wore Falguni and Shane Peacock on the red carpet, while Emma Watson wore Prabal Gurung (she’s not on theme, but she looks great). And finally, not sure if we should call it Indian, but this Spring 2013 Marchesa gown on Nora Zehetner was yawn inducing.
Pretty, but not really punk
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior, Kristen Stewart in Stella McCartney, Tom Ford with Joan Smalls, wearing Tom Ford.
Carey Mulligan in Balenciaga, Diane Kruger in Chanel, Gwen Stefani in Maison Martin Margiela.
Blake Lively in Gucci, Alexa Chung in Erdem, Amanda Seyfried in vintage Givenchy.
These were a little weird but for some reason, we just liked them. Don’t judge. Ashley Olsen in Dior Couture, Sofia Coppola in Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs in Comme des Garcons, and Thom Browne and Taylor Tomasi Hill in Thom Browne.
Maybe we shouldn’t have expected anything better from Beyonce, but this Givenchy gown was a great big mess. However it’s the next three women who disappoint the most because they’re usually the best dressed on the red carpet. Michelle Williams in St. Laurent was boring. Gwyneth Paltrow in Valentino was too…pink and unexciting. And Marion Cotillard looked frail and sad in her Dior dress. Wish she had taken a risk and gone a little crazy or worn an accessory or two.